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Nate Hicks (left) of the Bangor High School ROTC distributes flags Wednesday afternoon on the gravestones of veterans around Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bangor. Raymond Willins (right), a World War II veteran and a member of American Legion Post 12 in Bangor, was the leader of Hicks’ group. American Legion Post 12, the Bangor High School ROTC, Bangor Boy Scout Troops 301 and 10, and community volunteers gathered at the cemetery for a brief ceremony and the placement of flags for Memorial Day.

Maine Frame: Remembrances from Maine Memorial Days

Memorial Day is a federal holiday to remember the men and women who died while serving our country in the military. Many people visit cemeteries …

Pro tips: Polish your golf swing, get out of sand traps

BANGOR | A wayward tee shot or approach shot has landed in a bunker or in the deep rough. The next shot probably will …

My favorite vet wanted to stand up and salute before being taken off life support. I miss him everyday

Last year I wrote an essay that was heard on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, and another version appeared in the Kennebec Journal. I wrote it …

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Sealcoating spill coats vehicle in Casco

A tank loaded with 500 gallons of asphalt sealcoating material ruptured Friday …


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Bill to fight vaccine misinformation clears legislative health panel

AUGUSTA | A bill designed to ensure parents have reliable, accurate information before deciding not to have their children vaccinated won a green light …



Salt is the cure for just about anything

Most of us have heard the phrase, ‘The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears or the sea”. So who wouldn’t want your …

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